Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future on Nantucket Sound, by Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb

This is the story of the battle to place a wind farm (wind turbines) in Nantucket Sound to generate electricity.   Striking examples “NIMBY” political maneuvering by the rich and powerful.    The turbines have worked in other places in the world naturally generating much needed electricity.   The rich and powerful don’t want to view the turbines from their beachfront homes nor do they want to have to navigate around the wind farm when they are sailing.

The best quote was from James Roosevelt, who owns land facing Nantucket sound.   “When this goes up we’ll see it.  You’ll see probably the red lights.  You’ll probably see the turbines, etc., but in my opinion, this is a very small price to pay to begin the important steps in getting this country energy independent and addressing the question of global warming, which I think is arguably the most important environmental issue we’ll face” (p. 194).

RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: Nancy J.

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